Political scandals

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford hugged his sons after addressing his supporters at Liberty Tap Room in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Sanford lost his first election ever Tuesday, beaten for the Republican nomination for another term in the coastal 1st District around Charleston by state Rep. Katie Arrington. (Wade Spees/The Post And Courier via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 7:58 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is crediting his Election-Day tweet in part for the defeat of a South Carolina Republican congressman who has been critical of his administration. Trump tweeted Wednesday that his advisers didn't want him to get involved in the Republican primary,...
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In this Nov. 19, 2017 photo, Illinois state Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, speaks at a state Capitol news conference in Springfield, Ill. Bush is the sponsor of legislation Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law Friday, June 8, 2018, to overhaul of the process for investigation complaints against Illinois legislators, staff members and lobbyists. (AP Photo by John O'Connor)
June 08, 2018 - 6:52 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The powerful head of the Illinois Democratic Party appointed an all-woman panel to choose its next executive director and the state's Republican governor signed ethics legislation on Friday as lawmakers scrambled to contain a growing scandal over sexual harassment. Michael...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announces his resignation during a news conference in Jefferson City. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Friday, June 8, 2018, her investigation of the former governor found no corroborating evidence that would support refiling a felony invasion of privacy charge. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)
June 08, 2018 - 6:20 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A special prosecutor investigating former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Friday that she believed a woman's claim that Greitens took an unauthorized and compromising photo during an extramarital affair but that but there wasn't evidence to merit a criminal charge. Jackson County...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, prominent human rights lawyer Nguyen Van Dai stands trial in Hanoi, Vietnam. Vietnamese authorities released from prison and expelled Dai and another dissident, both of whom were sent to Germany, a pro-democracy group said. (Lam Khanh/ Vietnam News Agency via AP, File)
June 08, 2018 - 8:09 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities released from prison and expelled a prominent human rights lawyer and another dissident, both of whom were sent to Germany, a pro-democracy group said. The Brotherhood for Democracy said on its Facebook page that lawyer Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thu Ha...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2016, file photo, a large bison blocks traffic as crowds of tourists take photos in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. The park's superintendent says he's being forced out for what appear to be punitive reasons following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
June 07, 2018 - 2:59 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park's superintendent said Thursday he's being forced out as a "punitive action" following disagreements with the Trump administration over how many bison the park can sustain, a longstanding source of conflict between park officials and ranchers in...
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FILE- In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses while testifying before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. Chinese phone maker Huawei said Wednesday, June 6, that it has never collected or stored Facebook user data, after the social media giant acknowledged it shared such data with Huawei and other manufacturers. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 07, 2018 - 12:42 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Thursday he would welcome Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testifying to an Australian parliamentary committee on the social media giant's sharing of data with Chinese phone maker Huawei. Leaders of Australia's...
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FILE- In this April 18, 2018, file photo, a graphic from the Cambridge Analytica website is displayed on a computer screen in New York. On Wednesday, June 6, Cambridge Analytica's ex-CEO Alexander Nix, clashed with British lawmakers as he denied his firm was unethical. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
June 06, 2018 - 3:12 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's privacy scandal (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Heated exchanges have dominated testimony in Britain by the former CEO of Cambridge Analytica. Alexander Nix vigorously defended himself Wednesday amid allegations the political consulting firm scraped Facebook data...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Judge Aaron Persky poses for a photo with a sign opposing his recall in Los Altos Hills, Calif. Northern California voters are deciding on Tuesday, June 5 whether to remove Persky from office for the first time in decades because he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison. Persky would be the first California judge recalled from office since 1932 if a majority of voters choose to remove him on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 06, 2018 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries being held Tuesday in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota (all times local): 3:35 a.m. California Democrats have been denied their supermajority in the state Senate. Democrats temporarily lost their...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Summer Zervos leaves Manhattan Supreme Court at the conclusion of a hearing in New York. Lawyers for President Donald Trump and Zervos, a former “Apprentice” contestant who sued the president for saying her sexual misconduct claims were lies, are scheduled to be in court Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
June 05, 2018 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump and a former "Apprentice" contestant who sued the president for saying her sexual misconduct claims were lies arrived in court in New York on Tuesday. Tuesday's court date is the first since a Manhattan judge turned down Trump's bid to dismiss...
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Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez steps out to meet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko before their meeting at the Moncloa palace in Madrid, Monday, June 4, 2018. Opposition Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez won the vote last week to replace Mariano Rajoy as Prime Minister, in the first ouster of a serving Spanish leader by parliament in four decades of democracy. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
June 05, 2018 - 6:15 am
MADRID (AP) — A Socialist party official in Spain says European Parliament ex-president Josep Borrell will become foreign minister in the new government. Jose Luis Abalos, the party's organizational secretary, on Tuesday confirmed a handful of names in Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Cabinet, which...
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